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Geropsychiatric education programs. Providing skills and understanding
Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
  • Marianne Smith, University of Iowa
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
  • M. Albanese
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
12-1-1990
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv
PubMed ID
2126559
Abstract

1. The treatment of mental health problems is a growing concern in long-term care facilities; up to 80% of nursing home residents suffer from some type of mental illness, but most receive no active treatment. 2. Nursing home staff do not receive sufficient training on mental health issues, the aging process, and assessment and management of psychiatric symptoms in the elderly. 3. Psychiatric nurses can provide a number of quality geriatric mental health programs to increase staff knowledge and promote quality of care.

Keywords
  • Aged,
  • Curriculum,
  • Geriatric Nursing/education,
  • Geriatric Psychiatry/education,
  • Homes for the Aged,
  • Humans,
  • Inservice Training,
  • Long-Term Care,
  • Mental Disorders/diagnosis/nursing,
  • Nursing Homes,
  • Psychiatric Nursing/education
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services, 28:12 (1990) pp.8-12.
Disciplines
Citation Information
Marianne Smith, Kathleen C. Buckwalter and M. Albanese. "Geropsychiatric education programs. Providing skills and understanding" Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services Vol. 28 Iss. 12 (1990) p. 8 - 12 ISSN: 0279-3695
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marianne_smith/13/